1973 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1973 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1973 record 5–5–1 (3–3–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (16th season)
Captain Nick Avlos, Jack Ettinger, Steve Hedgepeth, Dickey Morton, Danny Rhodes
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Texas $ 7 0 0     8 3 0
No. 11 Texas Tech 6 1 0     11 1 0
Rice 4 3 0     5 6 0
SMU 3 3 1     6 4 1
Arkansas 3 3 1     5 5 1
Texas A&M 3 4 0     5 6 0
TCU 1 6 0     3 8 0
Baylor 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their 16th year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 5–5–1 record (3–3–1 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie for fourth place in the SWC, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 184 to 124.[1][2]

Running back Dickey Morton averaged 118 yards per game on the ground, the ninth highest average in the nation.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 15, 1973 at No. 1 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California L 0–17   73,231
September 22, 1973 No. 17 Oklahoma State* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas L 6–38   45,684
September 29, 1973 Iowa State* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas W 21–19   37,830
October 6, 1973 TCU War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas W 13–5   49,456
October 13, 1973 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas W 13–7   28,000
October 20, 1973 Texas Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas L 6–34   45,348
October 27, 1973 Tulsa* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas W 20–6   42,341
November 3, 1973 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas (Rivalry) W 14–10   37,261
November 10, 1973 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas L 7–17   23,500
November 17, 1973 at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, Texas T 7–7   18,712
November 24, 1973 Texas Tech War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas L 17–24   42,061
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

TCU[edit]

Quarterback Mike Kirkland threw for one touchdown and ran for another in Arkansas' 15th straight win over TCU, it was the SWC opener for both teams.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1973 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas Beats TCU." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Oct 7.